Backstage News From This Week's Raw - Several Re-Writes, Internal Reaction To Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz, Details On Two Main Event Workers WWE Has A Complete Lack Of Confidence In, Booking Brock Lesnar At SummerSlam & What Vince McMahon Went Out Of His Way To Do On Monday Night

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- This week's WWE Raw was re-written several times before the show went live which was why there was no main event and the last segment "dragged on." Brock Lesnar's "attack" on Shawn Michaels had been planned for weeks and the company had announced WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Big Show would open the broadcast over the weekend. Other than that, the writers and producers were scrambling to put together the show.

- I heard major props were given to Chris Jericho, The Miz and Dolph Ziggler for their triple-threat match as they had little to no preparation time and the match was only included on the final draft and in none of the previous re-writes.

- There is a notable "lack of faith" in Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio as a main event that will draw. At one point there was talk of inserting Randy Orton into the match, however, the writers were told not to worry about banking off the World Heavyweight Championship match as the focal point of the show was Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar.

- Speaking of Lesnar, I'm told some top WWE officials feel if they have any chance at using him in any main event capacity after SummerSlam, he has to go over Hunter. Numerous people, including Triple H privately, have acknowledged the mistake in putting Lesnar under to John Cena at Extreme Rules (although Hunter feels it hurt his SummerSlam match). Some feel putting him under to Hunter would single-handily kill the man with the $5 million price tag. While it's common knowledge Brock is indifferent about what he does on WWE programming, I'm told he is slightly concerned that another loss could significantly hurt his drawing power. Vince McMahon went out of his way to compliment Brock on the way he played his role on this week's Raw.

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  • PainOfDemise

    It's true, Brock should of never lost against Cena. They should of built him up and have him win all his matches until Wrestlemania and then finally get finished off by whoever they decide he will face.

    Everyone agrees though, Brock cannot lose another match. But with everyone expecting him to go over Triple H at Summerslam, I can still still Vince pulling one over and having Triple H win, but I highly doubt (i hope) that doesn't happen.

  • If_I_Was_Writing

    I think Brock should definitely go over.
    Play it out for a couple of months, maybe involve Steph (just cos I love seeing her), maybe even a rematch at Royal Rumble or earlier and have Lesnar go over again. This would leave HHH unable to get revenge himself for his broken arm and that of his friend HBK. The only way he can get revenge is to put Lesnar in a match with another guy he can't beat, a guy nobody beats, Brock v Undertaker at Wrestlemania.

  • Patrick Peralta

    I really do not care of Lesner goes over HHH or not, or even back at Exttreme Rules. when he faced Cena and he lost it didn't matter to me.

    I'm not a fan of his anyway and his return ment nothing to me………He is paid a ton of money for doing so Little and quite Frankly His limited schedule he wanted hurts him more……I don't feel he has earned that limited schedule….unlike the Undertaker where he is used for special Wrestlemania appearences now in his Career.

    • n1ck

      he’s a top draw whether you like him or not. So either way he’s in a position to have that schedule…again your lack of insight IA showing

  • Matt

    Brock will go over but it won't be clean. I'm thinking Shawn turns on HHH

  • _JIM_

    Lesnar didn’t come back to lose to every top worker on the roster and if they do put Hunter over it would be a huge mistake. It would make it look like they just brought Brock back to have him lose to top workers to put them over and make them look good. Kind of like they do to workers that come in from TNA. I also think Brock would become a disgruntled employee in the blink of an eye if he begins to feel like he’s just there to be burried, and another loss here to HHH could do a lot to make that happen IMO. It just makes sense for Brock to go over here. So the only thing that can stop it is Hunter’s stroke backstage. I kind of can’t wait to see what goes down on Sunday.

    • Patrick Peralta

      Lesner doesn't have the Status in wrestling where a loss will not hurt him like Undertaker, Jericho, HHH even Cena. or hell even Santino loses and he is still over and is not hurt by it.. added into the fact how much money he is being paied.

      As it says in the article "it’s common knowledge Brock is indifferent about what he does on WWE programming, and only slightly concerned it hurts his drawing power outside WWE.

      • n1ck

        his status outside or wrestling Is big enough to render your point pointless, I don’t think you realize how big of a draw lesnar is,o . nitrate to last

      • n1ck

        lesnars status is big enough outside of wrestling to render your point pointless, compare the buy rates of extreme rules the last two years…you need to realize your opinion of lesnar is in the minority and business is not effected by your personal opinion

  • Jamie

    I think HHH should go over Lesnar, and then get Lesnar to "change his attitude" get Lesnar "injured" and bring lesnar back at the rumble?